322. Dinett Hok




Dinett was born in Aguadulce, a very small town in the Republic of Panama. As a young girl, drawing was her favorite pastime.    Deciding to pursue art as a career, she began formal art studies at the age of 17 at the University of Panama. Dinett paid for her college tuition through Freelance artwork and graphic designs.

While studying at the University, Dinett had the wonderful fortune to meet renowned Panamanian artist Manuel Chong Neto through one of her college professors; Eduardo Perez. She spent many evenings admiring Chong Neto’s work with a group of friends.  After graduating from the University of Panama with a BA in Graphic Art, Dinett worked as a commercial graphic artist for two different clothing companies.

After marrying, Dinett moved to the United States and continued paint and teach art. In her 7 years as elementary school art teacher and worked with the public school system administrators to improve and expand the art program in their county.

It is the freedom of creativity and expression and experiences with some great artists that continues to fuel her desire to create and share art. Dinett has always been enchanted by the beauty of nature, people and places and continues paint where she currently resides in Destin, Florida.

Awards & Accomplishments

Art Exhibit and fund Raiser to support Art Program

Created and managed an art exhibit from the artworks of over 800 of student, raising over $16,000 for the Art Program at Poplar Road Elementary.

Contribution and support at Poplar Road Elementary School with Valdosta State University Georgia Department of Education for a Positive Behavior Support of Georgia. (http://ebis.valdosta.edu/poplar.htm)


Developed an After School Program for Gifted Elementary School Artists

Developed an after school gifted art program for exceptionally talented elementary school students.  Students in this program competed and received awards at both state and national level art contests.


Exhibits & Showings

2015    65th Florida Artists Group Symposium/Exhibit – Leepa-Rattner Musem of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL (March)

2015 Casa Di Dante Museum of Florence-Botticelli Prize (March)

2015 Biennale of Arte Barcelona- International Exhibition (April)

2015 Florida State University (FSU) Museum of Fine Arts (MoFa) Artists’ League exhibit at 22nd Floor Gallery-Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

2015 FLAG (Florida artists Group) Annual Regional Art exhibit, Area X Exhibit-The Goetsch Gallery at Mattie Kelly Arts Center of NWFSC, Niceville FL

2015 FLAG (Florida artists Group) Annual Regional Art exhibit, Area III Exhibit-Art Center Manatee at the Kellogg Gallery, Bradenton FL

2015 CAA Healing with Art, Miramar Beach FL

2015    The 2nd Biennale of Palermo at Santa Elias Palace, Florence Italy

2014    La Grande Exposition Universelle in the Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel Hall, Paris France

2014    European Biennial Paris at Salle Des Coffre Hotel Bank Rue La Fayette Paris. Europa in Art Award and exhibit

2014     FIVE by FIVE Art Exhibit, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2014     A plus One Size Fits All exhibit, NWFSC, South Walton, FL

2014     FLAG (Florida artists Group) Annual Regional Art exhibit- 1020 Art Gallery Tallahassee, FL    

2014     Beijing International Art Exhibition September 12th, Beijing, China

2014    Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Artists’ League, Tallahassee, FL

2014    Gallery of Metal Canvases, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2014     64th Florida Artists Group Symposium – St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

2014     CAA – 26th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, South Walton, FL

2014     Broward Art Guild-Art Florida –J.M. Family Enterprises Gallery at Art Serve, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014     CAA- A+Art Top of the Class – Northwest Florida State College, South Walton, FL (People’s Choice)

2014     Contemporary Art Exhibit- Miami Art Center Wynwood, Miami, Florida.

2013     Radiology Associates, Tallahassee, Florida.

2013     LeMoyne Fine art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida.

2013     Global Art League International Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Montreal Canada

2013     The Artist Nest Fine Art Gallery, Port Saint Lucie, FL

2012     53rd Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by Westwood Retirement Community

2011    Flint Gallery, Newnan, GA

2010    WE Design 2010 Artistic Independence, GA (Artwork Publication)

2010    Flint Gallery, Newnan, GA

2008    The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Coweta Art Faculty Exhibit, GA

2007    The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Coweta Art Faculty Exhibit, GA

2004    ASPIRES, Inc. Autism Awareness, GA (Artwork donation)

2004    16th Annual Weekend for Wildlife at the Cloister Resort on Sea Island, GA (Artwork donation)

2003    Poplar Road Elementary School Art Auction, GA (Artwork donation)

2002    12th Annual Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, GA

2002    The State Capital Gallery, GA

2001     The Jonesborough Art Gallery, GA (1st place)

2001    The Jonesborough Green House Gallery, GA

2001    Atlanta Street of Dreams, GA

2001    11th Annual Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, GA (1st place)

2000    10th Annual Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, GA

1995    Air Force Material Command Fine Arts Competition, Utah (Honorable Mention)

1995    Hill Air Force Base Artist/Craftsmen Contests, Utah (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

1992    Museo De Arte Contemporaneo Young Artists Exhibit, Republic of Panama  


The artwork “Liberation” is about the independence from the oppressive rule of powerful governments. The struggle of fighting for freedom of religion, slavery, racism, speech, economic and equal rights are portrayed in this artwork.  It also relates to the freeing of all the mistreated women and children from suffering.

“Liberation” symbolizes the salvation of all the people who are sick with deadly diseases, giving them hope from relief of pain and freedom of their soul. It signifies the unchaining of all slavery and discrimination imposed by others. The white color of the driftwood symbolizes all of the suffering and oppressed souls of people escaping to a better place where freedom prevails. The white also illustrates the extraction of all the good people from their suffering.  The red proclaims the pain and negative energy of the blood spilled by all of innocent people fighting for freedom. The black represents the dark controlling forces, all the imposing power and the pain.

I experienced an overwhelming emotion during the process of painting this artwork and I hope “Liberation” acts as a window to share this with you.


La obra de arte ” Liberación ” se trata de la independencia del dominio opresivo de gobiernos poderosos. La agonía de la lucha por la libertad de religión, la esclavitud, el racismo, libertad de expresión, los derechos libres de económica y la igualdad de derechos son ilustrados en esta obra de arte. También se refiere a la libertad del sufrimiento causado en todas las mujeres y niños maltratados.

“Liberación ” simboliza la salvación de todas las personas que están enfermas con enfermedades mortales, dándoles esperanza de alivio del dolor y la libertad de su alma. Significa el desencadenamiento de esclavitud y la discriminación impuesta por otros. El color blanco de la madera Balza simboliza todo el sufrimiento y las almas oprimidas de personas escapándose para estar en un mejor lugar donde predomina la libertad. El blanco también ilustra la extracción de todas las personas buenas de sufrimiento. El rojo proclama el dolor y la energía negativa de la sangre derramada por todas las personas inocentes que luchan por la libertad. El negro representa las fuerzas oscuras, que controlan todo el poder imponente y el dolor.

Yo experimenté una emoción abrumadora durante el proceso de pintar esta obra de arte y espero que “liberación” actúe como una ventana para compartir esto con ustedes.


320 Vinings Way Blvd #10308

Destin, Fl 32541

Phone: 850-428-4355

sito:  www.fineart-dinetthok.com

email: dinett@fineart-dinetthok.com

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